What used to be a two-story parking garage at 215 West Lake Street in The Loop is in the process of being demolished, clearing the site for a new apartment tower, for now known simply, and unsurprisingly, as 215 West Lake.
Details have been hard to come by for the new project by Chicago firm Thomas Roszak Architects, but expect a 33-story tower comprised of 260-some apartments.
The prolific donut franchise formerly shoehorned into the ground floor of the garage has been relocated just a couple doors down at Lake and Wells, so the rental building will be a welcome change to the block when it replaces the less-than-glamorous parking structure.
As yet, no building permits have been issued for the site (the demo permit was only issued in October) so we’ll be keeping an eye out for the paperwork. Construction may very well coincide with work at 151 North Franklin, which sits just behind and slightly west from 215 West Lake Street.